Goal of the Program is to Reduce Juvenile Delinquency through Peer Involvement
Mayor Steven M. Fulop, members of the City Council, and members of the Jersey City justice community will join together with 31 high school students who are the first class of Jersey City Youth Counsel participants at their induction ceremony at City Hall.
The Jersey City Youth Counsel (JCYC) program, is an innovative peer-based model that will train youth to hear low-level, real-life cases involving their peers to prevent future involvement in the criminal justice system. Jersey City is the second city in the state to launch a youth court program and joins more than 1,150 youth courts operating in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
The students, who come from 12 different high schools, have completed 45 hours of classroom training and 15 hours of mock court training, preparing them to serve as judge, jury and advocate for their peers. Training sessions covered topics such as criminal justice, critical thinking, public speaking, consensus building and decision-making. Guest speakers included judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, police officers, and social workers. Continue reading Jersey City to Hold Induction Ceremony for 31 High School Students Participating in Jersey City Youth Counsel Justice Program
Forecast for Jersey City Overnight into Tomorrow; New Date to be Announced
JERSEY CITY – The Ward A State of the City Address scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, February, 9, 2017 at CityLine Church, 1510 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, has been postponed due to the winter storm forecast for our area. A new date will be announced in a few days.
The other four State of the City Addresses will take place at 6:30 p.m. on each of the following dates:
- Ward C, Monday, February 27th, Franklin L. Williams M.S. 7, 222 Laidlaw Avenue
- Ward D, Thursday, March 2, Christa McAuliffe School P.S. 28, 167 Hancock Avenue
- Ward E, Tuesday, March 7th, Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie Street
- Ward B, Tuesday, March 14th, Hank Gallo Community Center, Lincoln Park
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Jersey City Police Department officials announced today the arrest of 47 individuals on a variety of charges, including a range of narcotics offenses, that resulted as part of multi-agency overnight operation – the second of its kind in two weeks.
The Jersey City Police Department was the lead agency, with cooperation from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
More than two dozen municipal ordinance and motor vehicle summonses were also issued as part of the operation. In total, 82 individuals have been arrested during the recent Jersey City Police Department sweeps.
“For the second week in a row, the Jersey City Police Department has targeted the areas that historically have been the source of ongoing crime problems and used the intelligence gathered to arrest those offenders involved in the drug activity which leads to violence on our streets,” said Mayor Fulop. “By working with other law enforcement agencies, we have been able to combine our resources to send a strong message that we will not tolerate drugs and violence in our neighborhoods.” Continue reading JCPD Leads Second Multi-Agency Operation in Two Weeks; Nearly 50 Arrested on Numerous Charges